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Update of Israel's Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement.

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This Nationally Determined Contribution is a nationwide sectoral document developed under paragraphs 24 and 25 of decision 1/CP.21 and aims to update the First NDC. This new NDC is in line with the Government Decision 171 of July 2021 entitled Transition to a Low Carbon Economy that provides for a GHG emissions reduction goal for 2050 of 85% relative to 2015. Furthermore, this updated NDC is an improvement (i) in the process by which the 2030 and 2050 national and sectoral goals were determined; (ii) in the more ambitious mitigation goal; and (iii) in the work carried out to increase preparedness and adaptation to Climate Change. The reduction of GHG emissions will concern the following sectors (i) Transport; (ii) Waste; (iii) Electricity Generation; (iv) Industry; (v) Climate Impacts of Goods and Services, establishing a voluntary mechanism for reporting and publicizing information on the GHG emissions.
To make agriculture more sustainable, the NDC aims to update emission forecasts from agriculture.
To increase the resilience of livelihoods to disasters, the document largely focuses on emissions' reduction and aims to (i) achieve an economy-wide net reduction in GHG emissions of 27% by 2030 and of 85% by 2050, relative to 2015 emission levels; (ii) sectorial emissions reduction targets in electricity generation, transport, industry, and waste; (iii) complete the phase-out of coal-fired power generation by 2026; (iv) increase the share of renewable power generation to 20% in 2025 and 30% in 2030; (v) limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles; (vi) reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from transport; (vii) reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from solid waste and municipal waste; (viii) reduction in the amount of municipal waste landfilled; (ix) reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation; (x) reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from industry; (xi) maintain Israel's ability to develop new desalination plants; (xii) develop innovative wastewater treatment and water recycling technologies; (xiii) enhance the resilience of the public health system.
As for Governance, the decision-making process is supported by an Inter-ministerial Steering Committee for GHG Emissions Reductions, which consists of representatives from all relevant government ministries and other relevant stakeholders. The Steering Committee submits an annual report to the Government. The emission reduction is monitored on both a national and a policy level by the national Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) system. Managed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the Steering Committee, the MRV system operates based on guiding principles of the UN Climate Convention.
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January 2021 - 31 December 2030. Long-term low-emission development strategy timeframe: January 2021 31 December 2050.
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